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Brewdude
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PostSubject: Re: Bionic Eyes for Blackhorse   Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:16 pm

Good to know you had the procedure Dave and you'll soon reap the benefits.

I too am familiar with being semi-awake during such a procedure but there's absolutely zero pain, apart from being semi-freaked out about it at the time!


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RR

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PostSubject: Re: Bionic Eyes for Blackhorse   Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:26 pm

Post Op Drs Appt today. Exam went perfectly. Vision tests at 20-15...so better than 20-20! Nice.

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PostSubject: Re: Bionic Eyes for Blackhorse   Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:49 pm

I see, said the blind man..........

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RR

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PostSubject: Re: Bionic Eyes for Blackhorse   Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:03 am

This is incredible. The odd metal shield/patch thing is off except for at night. So my “seeing” is unencumbered.

OK, I used to have to stand 6’ away from our big screen TV to be able to read the grid guide thing with the channels and programs listed.  Now...I can see it with ease from THE NEXT ROOM. I can see the itty bitty disclaimer text on the bottom of ads. (Lucky me, eh?)

Guys...I couldn’t see the blackboard clearly when I started Jr High (7th grade) and got glasses. That was about 1962. I’ve worn glasses since then...and was glad to have ‘em. I remember stepping outside the eye Dr’s office as a kid with my first ever glasses on...and the huge OMG thing hitting me. I could actually SEE things that were far away really really clearly. What I’m experiencing is just like that.

Of course, now I can’t see this text much at all.  I need reading glasses.  Ah well. Life is hard. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Bionic Eyes for Blackhorse   Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:51 am

Joy and relief!
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PostSubject: Re: Bionic Eyes for Blackhorse   Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:48 pm

I am now two days post op on my second eye surgery. I feel like a kid again. No gauzey white haze too peer through...no being totally blinded by a bright light...back lit scenes are at last decipherable. My right eye with the toric lens for astigmatism is 20-15. My left eye that had a slight astigmatism not great enough to use a toric lens is corrected to 20-30. Together they score a 20-20. Incredible.

Not cheap...but incredible. Thank goodness for eye doctors and insurance. Of the roughly $6500 total cost the insurance paid about $5000. Guess what I get for a combo birthday/Christmas present this year. Yup. And I’m so very glad.

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PostSubject: Re: Bionic Eyes for Blackhorse   Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:11 pm

Wow that is awesome! Medical technology gets better and better!

I went 20 years and effectively stopped using my left eye and lost depth perception. Every doc said they couldn't fix me. Then a buddy that had his own eye exam place asked what was a matter one day after complaining about headaches as a result of driving. He said come in and let me look at your eyes. I said I have gone to a ton of doctors to no avail. He said no charge, let's go. So I did and what was wrong is my left eye focuses above my right eye. I guess new lens technology can correct it and and boom, I can use both eyes now. He said I was the only patient known to do cartwheels to get their first pair of glasses.

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PostSubject: Re: Bionic Eyes for Blackhorse   Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:30 pm

This is awesome to read. Sight is a beautiful thing. Congrats on the surgery going well. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr just because of the eye patch
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PostSubject: Re: Bionic Eyes for Blackhorse   Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:38 pm

Glad it went well. I remember after my eye surgery I took all my glasses to the range and shot the crap out of them, just to teach them a lesson.
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PostSubject: Re: Bionic Eyes for Blackhorse   Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:30 pm

Happy to hear it all went well Dave. It's wonderful what they can do these days, and the added bonus is the Ins which covered the lion's share. Hooray for Medicare!

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RR

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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Bionic Eyes for Blackhorse   Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:42 pm

It's amazing the work that can be done these days. Congratulations on a new lease on vision! Hopefully, the next time you need eye work done, they can grow one in a test tube with three D printing and some of your own T-cells! I'll bet you're appreciating the new vision!
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PostSubject: Re: Bionic Eyes for Blackhorse   Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:25 pm

Many congrats on the successful procedures What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Bionic Eyes for Blackhorse   Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:45 am

Excellent news!
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PostSubject: Re: Bionic Eyes for Blackhorse   Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:04 am

Good deal!

Yes, it is amazing what they can do. Cathy had lasik. She went from needing glasses to see the clock on the wall. Not that she could read it. Without her glasses it was "What wall?" After, she can see everything. Deer in the fields. Read books. Only in the past couple years needing to use reading glasses. It was a shocking change for her. She was nearly blind all her life.

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PostSubject: Re: Bionic Eyes for Blackhorse   Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:07 am

Carlos wrote:
Good deal!

Yes, it is amazing what they can do.  Cathy had lasik.  She went from needing glasses to see the clock on the wall.  Not that she could read it.  Without her glasses it was "What wall?"  After, she can see everything.  Deer in the fields.  Read books.  Only in the past couple years needing to use reading glasses.  It was a shocking change for her.  She was nearly blind all her life.


Yeah...this is the kind of thing I love to hear. One encounters haters with dire tales all too often. This, instead, is what the medical community is really all about

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